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How To Safely Work On A Ladder On Snow & Ice

Keeping safe is a priority whenever you go out to work on a ladder. Most of us wait for the spring or summer to do maintenance work on our homes, but sometimes you have to get up a ladder to fix a drain pipe or secure a roof tile. Or perhaps, it is your job […]

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What is a Telescopic Ladder?

A telescopic ladder is built in the same way as a telescope, with the outer sections that are designed to slide into itself and make the ladder smaller and easier to carry and store. The telescopic sleeves have a complex locking system built in to ensure that the ladder remains upright as you climb. The […]

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Can I Rest A Ladder Against My Gutter?

Resting your ladder against the gutter is not recommended. Most gutter systems nowadays on modern houses are plastic and are not strong enough to take the weight of your ladder and you as you rest against it. Even older style metal gutters may not take your weight. Best not to risk it. What you need […]

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How Long Does my Ladder Have to be to get onto the Roof Safely

You should always have at least 1m (3ft) clear of the roof line if you’re planning to get onto the roof safely. The 1m length is waist high and this forms a handhold for you when you get off the ladder, and again when you get back on to it. If you didn’t have that […]

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What are the best ladder accessories to buy?

To get the most out of your ladders or step ladders you’ll want to get a couple of ladder accessories. The most important ladder accessories we sell are those that make your ladder more stable. Ideally all ladders should be secured at the top of the ladder and the bottom to stop sideways slipping at […]